Seekonk Police Union Affirms Support for Enos
The Seekonk Police Department lobbied the Board of Selectmen on behalf of Interim Chief David Enos. “The membership of the union is unanimous in their support of Chief Enos,” said Officer Keith Perry at Wednesday’s selectmen meeting.
Selectmen are continuing their search for a new Police Chief. The deadline to submit an application for the position is February 14.
Enos was appointed to serve as Chief on an interim basis following the retirement of Frank John last July. John had been placed on administrative leave in March 2019 after being in the position for six months. Enos had been appointed to serve as Deputy Chief.
Perry cited Enos’ accomplishments over the past year which included the drafting of a level-funded budget, overseeing the hiring process of five new officers, streamlining training department-wide, the completion of multiple FBI leadership courses, the creation of a new traffic enforcement division, and the set up of a new recruitment process.
“These efforts have had the immediate effect of increasing competence and capability as well as strengthening officer morale,” Perry said. “It will likely have a long-term impact that improves the overall operational efficiency and effectiveness of the department for years to come.”